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Adorable animal friendships that will surprise you


From puppies and llamas in Austria, to monkeys and tiger cubs in Indonesia, these photos capture the most unlikely, but adorable animal pairs.

At a private zoo near Bangkok, Thailand, love knows no bounds for two animals that were abandoned by their parents. A 1998 photograph captured Nan, a two-year-old female monkey, coddling a tiny white kitten. Nan cares for the wide-eyed cat as if she were her own.

Equally as heartwarming, two Sumatran Tiger cubs can be seen fast asleep with two baby orangutans at the Taman Safari Zoo in Bogor, Indonesia. Though they'd never cuddle in nature, the tiger and orangutan babies became inseparable playmates after their mothers left them.

In Mombasa, Kenya, Owen, a baby hippo ambles along with its 'mother,' a giant male Aldabran Tortoise. The unusual duo have been inseparable since Kenya Wildlife Service rangers saved Owen following a tsunami after the calf's mother was swept away.

While not as large as Owen and his 'mother' tortoise, a young deer and a big spotted cat sweetly illustrate that Eskimo kisses aren't just for humans in a village near Jodhpur, India.

These unlikely pairs show that friendship can come in all shapes and sizes. If these animals can live harmoniously, maybe there is hope for mankind, but it probably won't be as cute as these couples.

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mgt0331 August 11 2014 at 2:59 PM

Oh my God, it's Barry and Michelle.

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Pete August 11 2014 at 5:25 PM

Did you see the one of Obama and a gigantic turd. You could not tell which was which.

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Joyce August 11 2014 at 2:57 PM

We all need love - why can't humans be as generous as animals ... :(

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John Roberson Joyce August 11 2014 at 3:51 PM

Oh Joyce we have never seen the mating and the sex game so obvious, except with Keeping up with the Kardashians. Go back to your XXX web sites for the real world. Real love is between those who have souls and other animals have no souls, but many humans don't have any idea what a soul is!!!!!!!!!!

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rmaierb August 11 2014 at 6:28 PM

No It`s Barry and Hillary

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bd2thebone August 11 2014 at 8:56 PM

I got sucked into reading this article because from the pic I thought it was Obama and Moochelle.

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win734440 bd2thebone August 12 2014 at 4:29 AM

please do not insult them that bad

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katkelly57 August 11 2014 at 2:29 PM

No greater love than this...

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frankiegallo33 August 12 2014 at 5:50 AM

I always thought Michelle was taller.

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designplanner24 August 11 2014 at 4:39 PM

Now..if only those of us standing on two feet would learn from these genuine humans.

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Maureen A. Hechler August 11 2014 at 6:15 PM

The vile, nasty comments posted here just prove how common and low-class some of you people are. Apparently it doesn't matter how beautiful or sweet the story is. You will make something ugly out of it. Get a life.

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coffeetime9 Maureen A. Hechler August 12 2014 at 1:01 PM

Maureen A Hechler
I totlly agree with you. Sometimes the comments are so low class I stop reading them.Thank you for your honest post.

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coopdabomb August 11 2014 at 3:30 PM

How did they get the obama family on vacation?

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hellyon3too coopdabomb August 11 2014 at 4:55 PM

Why must you make vitriolic political posts on a nonpolitical story about baby animals? Is your life (and mind) that empty.

Stop being a troll.

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